Outsourced viewing operator Viewber is expanding its offer to agents by forming what it calls “a close technical cooperation” with keyholding service KeyNest.
Viewber has rapidly become a high-profile supplier, offering a national network of vetted people bookable to handle viewings and inspections on behalf of agencies.
Set up in 2016, Viewber recently raised £2.2m in its third fundraising round, and by last month had completed over 20,000 viewings.
KeyNest is a UK-wide network of stores where keys are held so that clients can manage access remotely by sharing their keys with a contractor or a Viewber.
Both businesses have grown rapidly as hybrid, online and high street agents increasingly service clients out of hours and increase their geographical reach.
Viewber says the tie-up provides it with a simple and reliable UK wide keyholding service, especially useful where customers don’t want a keysafe fitted, and gives KeyNest a chance to expand rapidly off the back of Viewber’s fast growing user base.
Ed Mead, co-founder and director of Viewber, says the two firms first talking over a year ago. “With both businesses now established and the synergies obvious, we look forward to making our customer’s key management and viewings/inspections easier and even more secure.’
KeyNest is already used by some high street agents to to track keys in and out of business premises.